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How is your gut health linked to your hormones and what can you do to support both?

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Your microbiome plays a vital role in many aspects of the running of your body. Did you know that one of these roles is maintaining the health and production of your hormones? Today we are launching our downloadable eGuide to gut health and your hormones. We hope that this will help you to understand the relationship between gut health and hormones. Click here to sign up to download it. If you have a hormone imbalance in your body it might show up as:
  • Bloating
  • Brain fog
  • Heavy and painful periods
  • Body odour
  • Fibroids and cysts
  • Prolonged or irregular periods
  • Fertility problems
This can be problematic and have a detrimental effect on our day-to-day lives. Not understanding why these symptoms are happening can be scary and leave as feeling like we have no control over the health of our own bodies. For all of its impressive advances, modern medicine typically treats the symptoms and not the causes of illness. Often conditions that cause imbalances in hormonal health are more nuanced and holistic. No two bodies are the same and everyone’s healing is different. This means you have far more responsibility than you might think over how you can manage and heal yourself – because nobody else is an expert in YOU. The gut microbiome produces and secretes virtually every hormone in the body, and the diversity of the microbes in your gut are so important. These microbes all play different roles in the communication between the gut and the hormones in the glands and reproductive system. This includes regulating the expression of hormones by inhibiting or enhancing their production. The key to balanced hormones is a healthy gut with a wide range of bacterial microbes. There is no quick fix for creating microbial diversity in your gut, but a mixture of these things will help you on your way:
  • A variety of organic fruits and vegetables
  • Fermented foods like kefir or kimchi
  • A broad spectrum probiotic! We recommend Bio-Live Women
  • More time in nature
Find out more about the gut-hormone axis today by downloading our eGuide today!

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